Pros and Cons of Acquiring a Dehumidifier

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Whether you need a dehumidifier or not is debatable. But if the relative humidity in your house is above 55%, you need a dehumidifier to regulate it. High humidity causes more problems in your home. It causes health problems for your family members and can destroy furniture and fixtures. Also, too much humidity can weaken the structure of your home, which means you will have to spend extra money to fix the problem. In this blog, we will go over the pros and cons of owning an LGR MAX dehumidifier. 


- Improves air quality

High indoor humidity is uncomfortable, and you will be reluctant to stay inside your home. If the humidity exceeds 80%, it becomes even more difficult because you will find it hard to breathe. Installing a dehumidifier like LGR MAX controls humidity and improves air quality in your home. It creates a relaxing and refreshing environment. It makes the house cozy and you will be happy to spend most of your time inside, even when it gets hot in the afternoon.

- It will impede the growth of mold

Mold thrives in damp and humid conditions. And when they invade your home, it can be a nightmare for you and your family. If mold is not treated well, it can become a nuisance for your family. Keep in mind that molds reproduce via spores. So even if they infest your neighbor's home, they will find their way into yours. However, if you install a dehumidifier, it will maintain humidity and keep your home free of mold. 

- Can help fight allergies 

When the environment you live in is humid, it exposes your family members to allergic reactions. Too much moisture encourages the growth of molds that release spores into the air. Breathing such air can trigger respiratory problems like sinusitis. It also favors the growth of allergens that cause asthma. In addition, a damp and humid environment promotes the growth of dust mites. This leads to respiratory problems such as a runny nose and persistent sneezing. 

- Protects furniture and interior

Excessive humidity in the home can affect wood, furniture and finishes. Wood absorbs the moisture and begins to rot. And when wood loses moisture, it shrinks and cracks. Cracked wood surfaces can cause injuries and become hiding places for pests and insects.


Like any other electrical device, dehumidifiers have a few cons. The most common ones are:

- Noise

In order for dehumidifiers to do their job, they need to generate a certain level of noise. This means that the device should always be placed in the basement if you want to avoid the noise. If you put it in the living room, it will be useless. 

- Heat

Dehumidifiers generate heat when they are running. They generate warm air which is then blown into the room. This can be of great benefit in the winter. But in the summer, it can make the room excessively hot and uninhabitable. Therefore, it is advisable to place the device near the window or door. So the warm air can be blown outside. 

- Increases the electricity bill

A dehumidifier is an electrical device that needs to be powered by electrical energy. So, it is obvious that the device will increase your electricity bill. However, the energy consumption depends on the brand of the dehumidifier and the number of hours it is in operation. It consumes very little energy and even allows you to save money because you do not have to run a AC device in your house. 

Final thought

Although there are both pros and cons to installing a dehumidifier, the pros outweigh the cons. It will help you solve the moisture problem once and for all. The device also makes it harder for mold to thrive. It improves the air quality in the house and keeps the members of your family healthy.

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Molds like humid environments very much. They thrive here, bring us unpleasant smells, and damage the safety and structural integrity of the house. This is a very bad thing. As for the disadvantages, the use of equipment will inevitably produce noise, which is inevitable. The liquefaction and condensation of water vapor will inevitably release heat, so it is completely acceptable to generate heat, because it also proves that the equipment is effective.

Published on 2021-07-05 14:21:59

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